As usual, Chicago comes through with another weekend of wacky activities. Whether you want to act like a zombie, save the world or have fake "relations" in front of hundreds of strangers, there's something for everyone going on this weekend in the Windy City.
Critical Mass Bike Ride: Meet up at Daley Plaza for this monthly bike ride that floods the streets of downtown Chicago with cycles. Though it originally formed as a way to make a statement about transportation, Critical Mass has become a way for cyclists all over the city to simply enjoy biking together (while also running a few red lights).
Fri., April 29 at 5:30 pm
118 N. Clark St.
Chizakaya's Prix Fixe Spring Menu: This Saturday is the last chance you'll have to get the special prix fixe spring menu at popular Lakeview eatery Chizakaya. Enjoy inventive Japanese dishes like chicken donburi, crab-crusted salmon and sesame fried mochi. Don't forget to add on sake pairings for $25 each.
Through Sat., April 30; $30 per person
3056 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-697-4725
Zombie Pub Crawl: Playing dead isn't just for dogs anymore. Put on your best zombie makeup and head to Andersonville's fourth annual Zombie Pub Crawl. Instead of human flesh, you'll get to hunt for "beer-rains" at some of the neighborhoods hottest bars, like Atmosphere, The Call and Farragut's.
$25 per person, or $20 for pre-registration online
Sat., April 30 at 2:30 pm (Registration at 2 pm)
5355 N. Clark St.; 773-784-1100
Air Sex World Championships: Think air guitar, but dirtier. If you're not ready to lose your air virginity just yet, come just to watch this "invisible love making" competition live on stage. Just be prepared - props, costumes and just about everything else goes at this raunchy event.
Sat., April 30 at 11:59 pm; $10 per person
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.; 773-276-3600
DarkLord Day: It's the one and only day where you can get Three Floyds' special Russian Imperial Stout, Darklord. A lottery will be held for other variation brews, like Brandy Barrel Darklord with Vanilla Beans. The even sold out weeks ago, so if you're looking to get a taste, your best bet is stubhub or craigslist.
Sat., April 30 at 10 am
9750 Indiana Pkwy., Munster, Ind.; 219-922-3565
Global Activism Expo 2011: After a weekend of debauchery, it's time to give back. Head to the Global Activism Expo at the UIC Forum to see hundreds of local activists and find out how you can help make a difference.
Sat., April 30 from 12 - 6 pm
725 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 312-948-4600
Halfway to Halloween Party: Six months left until Halloween means that it's time to bust out your best costume and hit the bars. The Hangge-Uppe will be hosting their Halfway to Halloween party this weekend, with prizes going to the best costumes. Specials include $3 domestic bottles, $4 well cocktails and $5 shots.
Sun., May 1 from 8 pm - 4 am
14 W. Elm St.; 312-337-0561